A 31-year-old man faces several charges after he sexually battered and strangled his ex-girlfriend in Pompano Beach, causing her to lose consciousness, authorities said.
Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley set Kevin Dixon’s bond at $250,000 for his charges of sexual battery, domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment on Wednesday – and then revoked his bond for a previous case.
Last Friday at about 11:30 p.m. Dixon grabbed the victim by the neck and told her that since she didn’t want to be with him, she wasn’t going to be with anyone, according to his arrest affidavit.
Dixon threw her on a bed and sexually assaulted her, the affidavit said. The victim said she continued to resist, and Dixon dragged her to a restroom where he continued to strangle her. She said he told her that he wanted to see her take her last breath and would then clean up so her death wouldn’t be traced back to him, according to the affidavit.
She kicked a hole through the wall because she was struggling to breathe, according to the affidavit. She lost consciousness, and later woke up to find Dixon over her, it said.
The affidavit also said that Dixon taped the victim’s legs together and tied her hands with a phone charging cord. At about 5 a.m. on Saturday she was unable to untie herself and ran away to get help.
Her injuries included hemorrhaging in both eyes, which a doctor said is consistent with her being strangled or choked, the affidavit said.
In court on Wednesday a prosecutor said that Dixon was convicted in Miami-Dade County in 2006 of burglary with assault, two counts of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, and a violation of a domestic violence injunction order of protection. He was also convicted of domestic violence in Ohio in 2007, the prosecutor said.
Hurley noted the level of violence of the incident and Dixon’s criminal record – including that he is on probation in Miami-Dade, and has an open case for felony battery in Broward County – before setting his bond.
Hurley ordered Dixon to have no contact with the victim and to stay 500 feet away from her at all times. He also said Dixon is not allowed to possess guns, firearms or ammunition while he is on bond, and said if he is released he will have a GPS monitor.
Dixon is being held at the Broward County Main Jail, online jail records said. It wasn’t immediately known whether he has an attorney.